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Sportel introducing Sportel+ eTALKS, 11 March

Sportel’s 2021 Content Media Rights and Technology Convention is slated for October 5-7 in Monaco but the organization is looking to bring its community together via a series of free eTALKS that begin on March 11 with two sessions that look at “The Shift in Sports Media Rights Strategies” (1400-1500 CET) and New Streaming and […]  More

Telstra Broadcast Services ready for America’s Cup Finals

The America’s Cup (AC36) may not feature any teams from the Americas (New Zealand squares off with Italy beginning this weekend) but it will feature plenty of broadcasters and long-distance transmission connectivity given its location in Auckland, NZ.  Steven Dargham, head of Major Events at Telstra Broadcast Services, discussed the company’s efforts around the world […]  More

Swedish empire: SVT’s Åsa Edlund Jönsson talks ambition, adrenaline and live sports addiction

Hugely driven, ambitious and successful are terms well-suited to SVT’s head of sports, Åsa Edlund Jönsson. She has worked at the Swedish public broadcaster for over 20 years in a huge variety of roles, from reporter, anchor, and commentator – being the first woman in the world to be a commentator on men’s ice hockey […]  More

Straight from school to head of production: The rise of BBC Sport’s Debbie DuBois

Today most people feel that a degree is an absolute necessity when seeking a job in sports broadcasting. It has not always been this way, however, and the rise of BBC Sport’s head of production, Debbie DuBois, is a perfect example of making your way to the top on talent and initiative, determination and resilience. […]  More

Game, set and match: Eurosport’s Aurelia Mounier on the fascination and drama of producing live tennis

“Live tennis is fascinating as there are always new stories to tell. The unpredictability, the upsets, the newcomers,” says Aurelia Mounier, editor-in-chief at Eurosport. Mounier’s career has been built around the tensions of the tennis court, which she thrives on. Storytelling from courtside involves a passion for the game, an understanding of the personalities involved, […]  More

Tackling data: 2021 Six Nations Championship keeps viewers engaged with AWS Matchstats and Will Carling

The 2021 Six Nations Championship kicked off last month with Italy and France facing off at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 6 February, 2021. Now several weeks into the tournament, fans are being entertained not only by the rugby, but also by Matchstats powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). New Matchstats for rugby were […]  More

PGA Tour partners with AWS for cloud-based video services and fan experiences

Golf’s PGA Tour has appointed Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its Official Cloud Provider. The deal will see the Tour use AWS machine learning, storage, compute, analytics, database and media services to process and distribute video footage from its various tournaments. As a result of the partnership, a raft of new digital experiences will be […]  More

Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand to be postponed until 2022 because of COVID uncertainty

World Rugby has recommended the postponement of the women’s Rugby World Cup 2021, scheduled to be hosted in New Zealand between 18 September and 16 October, until next year. The recommendation will be considered by the Rugby World Cup Board and World Rugby Executive Committee on 8 and 9 March respectively. The federation said that […]  More